UK Comedy

Best GIFs Of The Week From The Huffington Post UK Picture Desk

The Huffington Post | Elliot Wagland, Tahira Mirza, Matthew Tucker | Posted 24.11.2013 | UK

The best GIFS of the week from the last seven days include Rob Ford knocking over a Toronto city councillor on live TV, Lady Gaga's bizarre performanc...

Are All Exams Pointless?

Xavier Toby | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK Comedy
Xavier Toby

I don't use either of the degrees in my everyday work, and I remember hardly any of the information I studied so hard, and even less of it is ever useful. However, my year 12 marks got me into uni, and those two degrees still get me all sorts of unrelated jobs, along with a highly embellished resume.

Who Is It? Tessa Jowell Or Harriet Harman?

The Huffington Post UK | Stephen Hull | Posted 22.11.2013 | UK Comedy

They are two of the most influential politicians of a generation; pillars of the Labour movement and beacons of hope in the quest for equality in Brit...

Ten Great Places To Sit and Do Nothing

Andy Parsons | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK Comedy
Andy Parsons

There's all these guides now such as 1001 places you must visit before you die, 1001 books you must read before you die, 1001 movies you must see before you die. Stuff 'em. If you're feeling more Slacker than Activist, see if you can't amble slowly towards one of these chillout zones, but if you're finding it a struggle - have a lie down.

Selfies and Celebrity Kids

Bytestories | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK Comedy

You know you're living your best life when your limbs are so far away from the shutter it's unlikely anyone would speculate it's been photoshopped.

WATCH: Student Smashes Head Through Table, And Is Actually Quite Funny

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK Universities & Education

*WARNING: Don't try this at home* No, really, don't. Got a funny video you'd like to see on HuffPost? Send it in: ukstudenteds@huffingtonpos...

Let's Raise the Age Of Consent to 35

Sal Thomas | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Comedy
Sal Thomas

Ashton argues that almost a third of under-16s have already had intercourse, so lowering the limit will send a clear message to 14s and under that they absolutely cannot have sex for another 12 months. But where does it end? Over a third of under-16s have tried booze, but that doesn't mean we should let them into pubs. For a start they can't afford to buy a round, the free-loading bastards.

5 Comedy Acts From The Eighties That Weren't Funny... And 5 That Were

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 18.11.2013 | UK Comedy

Remember when comedy wasn't funny? That’s right – the eighties. That tragic decade responsible for the comedic blind alley that was the Saturday n...

The Tunnel Palladium, Greenwich

Nick Revell | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Comedy
Nick Revell

It was hard not to feel at least a little pulse of dread across your guts whenever you saw The Tunnel coming up in the diary. The audience was volatile and unpredictable. Often they'd be good as gold, but if they decided to heckle, you could expect anything from brilliant and witty to mob aggression or flying objects.

An Open Letter to Kate Winslet

Michael P. Clarkson | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Comedy
Michael P. Clarkson

When you wrote to James Cameron every day asking to be considered for Rose, I bet you didn't imagine your own plan being used against you?

Best GIFs Of The Week Created By Our Picture Desk

The Huffington Post | Elliot Wagland, Tahira Mirza, Matthew Tucker | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK

The best GIFS of the week from the last seven days includes Miley Cyrus smoking a joint at the EMA's in Amsterdam, Sacha Baron Cohen 'pushing' an old ...

Tinder Bueno?

Matt Lacey | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Comedy
Matt Lacey

There's a new app that's been making waves in the world of dating for some time now. "Oh great" you think "another thing to distract me while I'm taking a dump". But no, this app will bring about the downfall of the Human Race.

News Punch: Orwellian Dystopia Homesick Blues

Marc Paterson | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Comedy
Marc Paterson

Quite a week for Orwellian Dystopia fans. News Punch is SCARED! Jedward and the stars of TOWIE should be terrified as... Theresa May to criminalise, ...

Ladies And Gents, We Give You: The Twinsie

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 15.11.2013 | UK Universities & Education

When we nonchalantly tweeted out the arrival of The Twinsie, we thought we might get a shrug of the shoulders, or perhaps a furrowed brow. What we ...

Interview: Stephen Merchant on What Makes Great Comedy Timeless

Adam Forrest | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Comedy
Adam Forrest

At this point in his career, Stephen Merchant knows a thing or two about successful comedy. The writer, director and actor, best known for his collaborations with Ricky Gervais on The Office and Extras, has won awards and plaudits on both sides of the Atlantic.

Why Comedians Write the Best Memoirs

Steve Bennett | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Comedy
Steve Bennett

It might sometimes seem as if anyone with a public profile has a book out, but the best of them, will surely come from comedians. Why? Because those in this most egotistical of professions are used to talking about themselves, for one. And with a degree of honesty that is increasingly uncommon in risk-averse public life.

Some Ideas Are Born Bad

Nick Abbot | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Comedy
Nick Abbot

This Wednesday it is International Learn To Love The Swastika Day. I am not making that up. Tattoo parlours across the globe are offering a free swastika tattoo on the body part of your choice, to embrace the symbol and bring it back to our bosoms, or biceps, or wherever you decide to have one put.

News Punch: Honey, Crack and Super Mario

Marc Paterson | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Comedy
Marc Paterson

News Punch has changed and now covers the week in lunacy. And where more appropriate a place to start than with Facebook?

Comedians in Politics: An Open Letter

Bobby Friedman | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Comedy
Bobby Friedman

Dear Rupert I've been a big fan over the years. I've enjoyed your witty asides, acerbic observations, and the time you got us all thrown out of a club for 'inappropriate dancing'. In fact, despite your ubiquity, you are consistently more funny than average (if your sample includes Sarah Teather, as she brings down the mean).

Ricky Gervais and 'Derek': A Defence

Ed Cripps | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Entertainment
Ed Cripps

Derek is genuinely life-affirming. How many sitcoms capture the quiet, gradual, dignified, terrifying, wistful, relief-flecked prospect of death? Of recent comedies, only Jo Brand's masterful Getting On comes close.

The First Great Web-Series?

Harry Deansway | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Comedy
Harry Deansway

I'm certainly not one of the best writers but I have written (and directed) a new web-series that launched today. Why should you watch it? One it's been made with a lot of love and commitment, everyone has given their time for free as they believe in the project so it would be great to repay that with some views.

Why 'Never Mind the Buzzcocks' Can C*ck Off

Marc Ollington | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Entertainment
Marc Ollington

Never Mind the Buzzcocks has been going for years. One of the features that has stayed the same is its 'Identity Parade'. Here they invite a supposedly failed, washed up pop star from yesteryear to humiliate themselves in a bid to be recognised by the panel. Nobody comes out of it with any dignity. Then they invited my client (and good mate) Jim Bob on to the show...

Mark Thomas' Latest Comedy Product

Roger Crow | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Comedy
Roger Crow

I spoke to Mark (who sounds uncannily like film director Alan Parker) about his act, influences and what happens when he's completed his 100 acts.

GIFs of The Week

Elliot Wagland, Tahira Mirza and Matthew Tucker | Posted 08.11.2013 | UK

The best GIFS of the week from the last seven days includes, the John Lewis Christmas advert which will tug away at your heart strings, the 'magician'...

Eight Sneezes Equals One Big What?

Xavier Toby | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Comedy
Xavier Toby

So I've been getting a bit of hay fever with the change of seasons, and I hate it. Pretty sure the doctors have the name wrong as well. Like when was the last time you saw a bit of hay? With a fever?